Empathic Leaders realise more than anyone, the power of our beliefs. Our beliefs shape our identity, our actions, and our work. If we can change people’s beliefs, we can change the world. INFJs have strong values, values that if developed, can make them into visionaries. Due to their strength as story-tellers, they tend to be popular speakers, capable of inspiring the masses and getting people to rally behind them. Due to their proactivity, they can sometimes be divisive, causing conflicts and polarisation. INFJs seek to push their limits of their beliefs, seeing how far they can get with vision as their primary fuel.
They are dreamers, adventurers, and philosophers, they dream of exploring the world, but are sometimes held back by their fears. INFJs need time to get over this fear – they are sensitive, careful, and studious, and they overcome their fears by being able to explain the unexplainable, by understanding what might happen, and allowing themselves the time to prepare. When an INFJ experiences true understanding, they can take incredible, calculated risks, and because INFJs are incredibly curious, studying everything around them, they overtime become more and more brave, using their knowledge and awareness as their armour when exploring the uncertain and the complex. They enjoy sharing this insight with others, and they can use their instincts to fill in the uncertain, taking a good guess as to what might be going on.
INFJs see messages and stories in everything. Being empathetic, they are strongly shaped by the world they live in, and the beliefs that circulate in their time, but they seek alternative routes, ways to change the society, and to take it in another direction. They are rebellious and often anti-establishment figures. As empaths, they aren’t unfamiliar to changing their lifestyle or their behaviour in order to live up to their values and beliefs. INFJs are proactive in their desire to connect, constantly bonding with new people. They are firm in their beliefs, and it’s very hard to change their values. They are naturally driven to spread and express their values and ethics to others, finding great pleasure in getting others to work together with them, as well as confronting those who disagree with them in heated debate.
Leaders have a preference towards caution, distance, and long-term, big-picture thinking. Leaders lead with their dominant worldview, preferring not to intervene directly. They thrive when they can engage topics and problems with a set interest or perspective, and become uncertain if they can’t think of how to approach a topic. This makes them ideal leaders: they enjoy to be in the position of supervising a system or a group from a distance, but can become affective or detached if this mode is disrupted. They naturally prefer to direct: movies, stories, projects, people, research, or applications, but are also common in areas that require long-term devotion and focus.
They prefer to focus their attention towards things of their interest, controlling the flow of information and how things proceed, with a form of chessboard mentality. They are at their best, when they have thought several steps in advance, and become stressed when they are unable to execute these steps properly. Unanticipated events can get them out of their flow.
Leaders are more self-directed than Fighters, and respond worse to supervision and outside control, becoming more affective. In these situations, they can become more choleric and aggressive. Leaders are more productive than Teachers, and feel a stronger desire to intervene and control the situation. If unable to intervene, they become more detached and disengaged, feeling a need to withdraw and pull back.
As an empath, you seek to find the themes and settings which creates the right experience and motivation for people in order to build a ideal society which is purposeful and ethical. Empaths are curious of the narratives and symbols which define right and wrong and strive to refine and redefine these in their path of refining and redefining their ethical compass as well as the ethical compass of people in their society.
As a thinker you enjoy to cautiously consider what will happen in the future and avoid making misstakes. You enjoy taking your time to evaluate new things before you try them.
As a idealist you enjoy relating reality to ideas and concepts and finding new patterns to explain things. You enjoy fantasising how alternative facts and perspectives create possibilities.
As a symbolic person you enjoy basing decisions on figurative or metaphorical values. You enjoy taking the perspective of experience and seeing how an action affects symbolic values.
As a judger you enjoy sticking to tasks until you reach a closure before moving on to anything else. You are quite autonomous and resistant to disruptions.